For cover crop and grain use


  • Crop rotation neutral cover crop with fast and healthy development
  • Undemanding in soil and climatic conditions
  • Tap root with great depth for a good soil structure
  • Very suitable as a partner in cover crop blends
  • Due to high grain yields with high oil content (42.6% in HGCA description list Flaxseed Spring-2014, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in England), JULIET is ideally suited for grain use
  • Winter hardiness up to -5 ° C

Included in blends: viterra® POTATO

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Grain yield: 5
Oil yield: 4
Beginning of flowering: 6
Plant height: 4

Crop rotation suitability:

+ suitable / ++ strongly recommended
Maize +
Cereals +
Oilseed rape +
Sugar beets +
Potatoes +
Intensive crops +
Legumes +


  • Green manure
  • Grain use
  • Protection against erosion
  • Humus formation
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Pollinator attractiveness
  • Mulch sowing
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 4
Protection against erosion: 4
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 5
Humus formation: 4
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 6
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 30 - 35 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 – 3 cm
Sowing period Main crop cultivation: from end of March to middle of April; Cover crop cultivation mid-July and late August
Fertilization 40 - 80 kg/ha N
Crop protection Herbicide in the pre-emergence for weed control; no plant protection necessary in cover crop
Sowing method Drills seed, high demands on the seedbed; no condensation and clogging, if necessary, leveling

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